Flow coherence: Distinguishing cause from effect

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The geodesic transport theory unveils the especial fluid trajectory sets, referred to as Lagrangian Coherent Structures (LCS), that cause a flow to organize into ordered patterns. This is illustrated through the analysis of an oceanic flow dataset and contrasted with the tendency of a widely used flow diagnostic to carry coherence imprints as an effect of the influence of LCS on neighboring fluid trajectories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-89
Number of pages9
JournalEnvironmental Science and Engineering
Issue number203009
StatePublished - 2015
Event19th Annual Meeting of the Fluid Dynamic Division of the Mexican Physical Society, 2013 - Morelos, Mexico
Duration: Nov 13 2013Nov 15 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Information Systems


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